“He’s on track and moving in the right direction,” Boone said, “and we’re really pleased with his rehab and how things are going and progressing and moving forward, so I think that’s the next step. I believe [he’ll take at-bats] Monday and then we’ll go from there.”
Bird has yet to suit up this season, having underwent ankle surgery back on March 27. He is in week 5 of his 6-8 week recovery timetable.
According to Boone, Bird will see about 10-14 days of rehab games before returning to the Big League club.